Getting soaked helped my 3DS? Lmfao...

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by crazyj3ss, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. crazyj3ss

    crazyj3ss hmm

    Jan 20, 2012
    United States
    Ha, you thought I'd tell?
    I'm pretty sure this belongs here...

    Anyways, just the other day I was playing my 3DS while in bed and I guess I didn't realized it had fallen off when i went to sleep. So I woke up, also forgetting that I had left a bottled water I was drinking next to my bed also and, it being dark, I got up and didn't notice that it was right where I was stepping. Even worse, the top wasn't all the way on and so when i stepped on it, it like blasted EVERYWHERE(thankfully it was only water, had nothing but the water on the floor anyways).

    I then realized my 3DS had fallen off and was on the floor as well. I picked it up to see if it had gotten on it, and yeah...the thing was soaked. I guess it seeped into it because I could see that it looked a little well...watery be this did not happen'. It just sat home all day while I was out getting some things done and I was thinking to myself, maybe it'll be fine when I get back and after it dries up a little. Miraculously, when I got back home, I turned it on and the top screen was back to normal, the 3D worked, all my games and stuff worked, but one thing had gotten a big change...

    My outer cameras were functioning perfectly and I have not had a problem at all from them since. Why did I feel this was so great? Before this situation occurred, I could almost never take pictures with the outer cameras because they acted up literally 90% of the time, I was extremely lucky if I turned the camera on didn't get a black picture screen/it didn't freeze up instantly; had to switch to the inner camera to even look at my pictures and videos on it. This was seriously like a 'WTF?!' moment to me.

    Has anyone else had any kind of misfortune happen in which they thought their system or something was ruined for good, yet the 'bad' incident appeared to have actually made things better than before?
  2. Janthran

    Janthran Solarian

    Sep 17, 2011
    United States
    The Pacific Northwet
    You should add a note that this is not recommended. You don't want people to ruin their systems just because it worked once.
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    Generally water only damages electronics when there is a current running. As long as the 3DS was off and you give it adequate time to dry off it would be fine, so I wouldn't say this is a miracle. Just...lucky nothing got ruined.
  4. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Mar 30, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    This is should be in the blog section.

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  5. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Feb 13, 2012
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  6. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    Sounds like there might have been some dirt partially bridging a connection inside that lead to the camera and the water might have washed it off.

    Just a random guess so please don't post it as some cure for the issue lol

    Or maybe the water snapped a tin whisker off (if thats even a problem anymore?)
  7. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    Well lucky for you that this worked but I don't think people should go around doing this.
  8. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    lol probally cleaned the lens covers as they cna get mucky in pockets and stuff
  9. Themanhunt

    Themanhunt GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2011
    Cant say I feel to safe taking my Zelda 3DS for a dip...